Early-Career Research Fellow – Huilin Gao


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
The National Academies of Sciences – Gulf Research Program (NAS – GRP)

DWH Project Funding

0

Known Leveraged Funding

0

Funding Organization

The National Academies of Sciences - Gulf Research Program (NAS - GRP)

Funding Program

NAS Gulf Research Program - Fellowships

Project Location: Texas1

Funding Source: BP and Transocean
Controlling Document: Guilty Plea Agreement between BP and U.S. Department of Justice, Guilty Plea Agreement between Transocean and U.S. Department of Justice
Year Awarded: 2016

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Education and Outreach Environmental Research

Targeted Resources

Microbial Communities Petroleum

Project Description

Oil spills bring significant negative impacts to the food web in marine ecosystems. Although there have been numerous studies looking at the impacts of oil spills on higher levels of the food web, there is comparatively little research on microscopic organisms such as phytoplankton. Dr. Huilin Gao will use a combination of in situ observations, state-of-the-art remote sensing, and physically based, spatially distributed high-performance modeling approaches to investigate the interactions between phytoplankton and oil in the marine ecosystem. Dr. Gao’s research will provide a better understanding of the role phytoplankton play in altering oil compounds, which phytoplankton functional types are most affected by oil spills, and which functional types are most likely to aid oil decomposition.

Project Contact

Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

Texas A&M University


Project ID: 573
Project Name: Early-Career Research Fellow – Huilin Gao
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Country: United States of America
State or Province: Texas
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Project Category: Science
Project Action: Education and Outreach
Additional Project Action(s): Environmental Research
Additional Project Action(s): Education and Outreach Environmental Research
Targeted Resource(s): Microbial Communities
Targeted Resource(s): Petroleum
Targeted Resource(s):
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2017
Implementing Organization: The National Academies of Sciences – Gulf Research Program (NAS – GRP)
Implementing Organization Type: Private
Point of Contact – Name: Maggie Walser
Point of Contact – Phone: mwalser@nas.edu
Point of Contact – Email: None
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: Texas A&M University
Link: http://www.nationalacademies.org/gulf/fellowships/fellows-2016/index.html
Project Comments: None
Acres Acquired: 0
Close Year: 0
Close Month: 0
Close day: 0
Purchase Type: None
Landowner: None
Landowner Type: None
Purpose: None
Public Access: None
Easement Holder Name : None
Easement Holder Type: None
Secondary Easement Holder 1: None
Secondary Easement Holder 2: None
Duration: None
Term: 0
Land Restoration Acreage: 0
Aquatic Restoration Acreage: 0
Restoration Mileage: 0
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Additional Acreage:
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 76000
DWH Funder: The National Academies of Sciences – Gulf Research Program (NAS – GRP)
DWH Funder Type: Private
DWH Funding Program: NAS Gulf Research Program – Fellowships
DWH Dollar Amount : 76000
DWH Source: BP and Transocean
Fund Origin: Criminal Settlement
Controlling Documents: Guilty Plea Agreement between BP and U.S. Department of Justice, Guilty Plea Agreement between Transocean and U.S. Department of Justice
Award Year: 2016
Award Month: 0
Total Amount Leveraged: 0


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